[coco] application for exhibit + playing with the telephone...

Aaron Banerjee spam_proof at worldnet.att.net
Sun Feb 12 07:42:25 EST 2006

It's good to see that the Marx Brothers are alive and well.  The 4
computers on my network are "Groucho", "Harpo", "Chico", and "Zeppo".
A surprising number  of my friends at work simply don't get it (e.g. never
heard of 'em).

   Many years ago, there was an article in "Electronics Now" that showed
the format for (telephone) caller ID.  It was a series of signals sent
between rings that happened to use 1 cycle at 2400hz to be "1" and one
cycle 1200hz to be "0".  The format only accomodated for a number.  Does
anyone happen to know the current format for caller ID?  I had thought at
one time to use the coco cassette to build a soft caller-id box (you could
have fun with that one -- IF NUMBER="telemarketer" then HANGUP).  I was
thinking of using the ring signal (of course adequately protecting the
coco against it) as some sort of trigger.
   I was hoping someone on the list had a more modern knowledge of this
type of thing than me.  Any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks.
                       - Aaron

On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 RJRTTY at aol.com wrote:

> People,
>      So I am filling in my exhibit application for  the
> fest and I get to the "sanity clause"  legal
> condition at the bottom of the form which
> states:
> "In the event that the party of the first part or the
> party of the second part should be declared to be
> insane, this agreement will be deemed to be null
> and void."

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